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Kick Off: EPL twist for Donovan, Onstad to DC?

It seems that Landon Donovan’s offseason loan saga could involve a new club in the English Premier League.

One report from England claims that he has been offered to a team that is not named Everton.

Veteran Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón has reportedly accepted a move to the Philadelphia Union on a free transfer.
Union fans should keep this in mind heading into the second stage of
the Re-Entry Draft on Wednesday: Juan Pablo Angel is a godfather to
Mondragón’s son.

Another ‘keeper is in the news as D.C. United are reportedly pursuing Houston Dynamo netminder Pat Onstad as the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

In San Jose, there are some key developments in the bid by Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff to build the club’s new stadium.

The most wonderful man on this planet? That title goes to Kyle Martino after his marriage proposal. The story earned coverage on People.com.

The University of Akron won its first College Cup title on Sunday, setting off celebrations back in Akron. Here are some photos of how they welcomed the first NCAA title in school history back in Ohio.

The most dramatic play of the College Cup final between Louisville and Akron on Sunday involved a showdown between two players who had been teammates on the Ohio club soccer scene for years but were opponents in the decisive moment.

While
most players in the collegiate championship aspire to play in MLS, most
have already donned MLS jerseys at the academy level. One of those was the player with the winning goal.

This weekend a tragedy claimed the life of one college senior who had dreams of playing in MLS and reportedly had a tryout scheduled with an MLS club.

While
Manchester United face Arsenal later today in the marquee match-up of
the English Premier League slate (2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and ESPN
Deportes), it was an American who provided one of the best moments of
the weekend. His 88th-minute strike gave Bolton a 2-1 win over Blackburn which secured sixth place behind the big five. (VIDEO)

Other standout results on the international scene this weekend included Real Madrid and Barcelona continuing their domination in Spain, Newcastle defeating Liverpool in Alan Pardew’s Toon debut and Juventus topping Lazio 2-1 in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy.

The Carlos Tévez drama is also claiming the headlines with the Argentine having submitted a transfer request because of what he calls broken relationships at Manchester City which are beyond repair. The club rejected the request.

Champions were crowned in Argentina (Estudiantes), Venezuela (Deportivo Tachira), Peru (San Martín) and Ecuador (Liga de Quito). Former MLS manager Juan Carlos Osorio hopes to add Once Caldas to the list of South American winners as his club plays the Colombian final against Deportes Tolima. (SPANISH)

The African Player of the Year is down to three candidates which include two familiar names and a newcomer who rose to fame partly due to a performance against the USA.

Meanwhile, Nigerian soccer is mourning the passing of a player after he collapsed during a match.

In Mexico, reports are that Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa is back in Mexico City to negotiate with his Mexican club América for a loan to Fulham with a view to a permanent transfer. (SPANISH)

Another voice has joined the growing push for a winter World Cup in 2022 and for matches to be spread around the Middle East.

It’s something you don’t see everyday. In the Italian third division, a player uses his hands to win the ball and score. The referee allows the goal.

Another rare occurrence: an NFL lineman enamored by the skills of a Salvadoran player.

Lastly, ever wanted to see professional soccer players plying their trade in a sea of vodka? Here’s a video spot featuring none other than the Red Devils.

MLSsoccer.com Must-Reads:

Peter Vermes describes Sporting Kansas City’s international scouting plans for 2011

Newest Portland Timbers players settling into their new home

The format of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship is set to change


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